Those Swiss Army knife people certainly know how to make knives. Very sharp knives.
While using one of their kitchen knives earlier in the week, I carelessly took a small chunk out of my thumb.
What is amazing is how a cut in my thumb, a relatively small part of the body, has caused me so much trouble while it heals.
I suppose opposable thumbs are one of the cornerstones of human development, but it still surprised me how much it’s used for a huge number of everyday activities. Some of the most trouble prone have included :
Tying shoelaces – at least once I’ve got it caught… blood!
Undoing and doing up buttons
Texting, obviously. (Touch screens don’t detect thumbs inside bandaids)
Pulling my wallet out of my back pocket
Picking almost anything up, for that matter
I even managed to reopen the cut while trying to get a plastic bag off a dispenser in the supermarket.
And opening my work bag, which of course involves squeezing the catches… blood! On the doona!
So while I’m trying to let it heal by not wrapping it in a bandaid, I keep having to put them back on it every time it re-opens.
It leaves me in awe of people who have actual, real, permanent disabilities to live with.